Covid-19 Testing in Houston, Texas

Rapid 15-Minute Covid 19 Antigen Test $125

Testing on site with 15 minute turn around time. These tests are performed with a nasal swab. The test detects viral protein in an actively infected person. FDA EUA clearance. A negative antigen test means that SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins were not detected. Antigen tests are less sensitive than PCR tests, meaning there may be false negative results. Negative tests should be treated as presumptive. If a healthcare provider is
concerned that the person has COVID-19, even after a negative antigen test, then the test result should be confirmed with PCR testing.

Covid 19 RT-PCR Viral Testing – Nasal Swab $200 or Saliva (spit) Test $200 Available for Travel Clearance, Pre-Surgery Clearance

RT-PCR viral testing is used to diagnose active infection; Tests are available with a 24-48-hour turnaround time from lab sample receipt. We offer nasal swab testing as well as saliva/sputum testing.

Covid 19 RT-PCR Viral Testing – Swish & Gargle 30 second test $225

RT-PCR viral testing is used to diagnose active infection; Tests are available with a 24-48-hour turnaround time from lab sample receipt.

Covid 19 IgG and IgM Antibody Testing by ELISA $125

IgM antibodies: IgM antibody levels rapidly increase within 3-7 days after viral infection.
IgG antibodies: IgG antibody levels rise within 10-17 days and persist, indicating potential immunity.

Antibody tests check your blood by looking for antibodies, which can show if you had a past infection with the virus that causes Covid-19. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections and usually provide protection against getting that disease again. Depending on when someone was infected and the timing of the test, the test may not find antibodies in someone with a current COVID-19 infection. Requires a blood draw. 1-2 day turnaround time.

Rapid Covid 19 IgG and IgM Antibody Testing $50

Requires a blood draw. 15 minute turn around time. FDA EUA clearance.

Why is there a fee for testing?

Free COVID-19 testing is only available at government-sponsored testing centers. You can search for one of those locations at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/. Houston Concierge Medicine PA is not a public entity and our tests get processed at national commercial labs that charge us for this service. Our COVID-19 testing fee covers evaluation and screening costs, test collection, required supplies, staff expenses, and reference lab testing fees.

Please note we do not accept major medical insurance for COVID testing and we do not file insurance claims on your behalf. Payment for this service is paid directly to Houston Concierge Medicine. It is your responsibility to address the cost of the COVID testing with your insurance company. We can not guarantee that insurance will reimburse you the full cost of the test.

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